With the beginning of a new season we are always faced with an age-old problem, what’s new in fashion and beauty and how can I achieve the look?
Nobody really likes to admit that from the minute the new season’s magazines hit the shelves we find ourselves trawling through the beautiful glossy pages hoping to find some inspiration.
Well, regardless of budget, one of the quickest and easiest ways to spruce yourself up and be bang on trend is to paint your nails.
Now we know some of you will silently scream in terror at the prospect of painting your nails, but trust us you can do it. Whether your nails are long or short, if you follow our few steps below, you will have beautiful nails and be completely ready for the Fall season.
One of the big trends this Fall is the 70’s look. From High Street stores like Topshop and River Island to high end designers like Stella McCartney 70’s boho chic prevails in store.
From the Olivia Palermo Ciaté Fall collection these polishes have rich, deep shades with a high gloss finish which will give you a great pop of color for any outfit. So how do you get the best wear out of these shades? Well just follow these few simple steps and you will be in manicure heaven.
- File your nails to your desired shape. It makes no difference if your nails are long or short, rich colors like these love short nails too.
- Always apply a base coat if you are painting your nails as color nail polish can leave the nails stained yellow.
- Apply two coats of your desired color. Try not to use too much polish on the brush as this will cause the polish to bubble on the nail.
- Apply the polish in three strokes. One down the middle of the nail and then one each down either side of the nail.
- Allow each coat to dry completely before applying another coat.
- To get the best of your manicure apply a high gloss, hard-wearing top coat. Top up this coat of polish every other day to prolong your polish.
We love this Sally Hansen top coat. It is fast drying and tough, we always have it in our manicure kit.
So get yourself down to the mall to find your favorite colors for this season and get painting while we leave you with this little nugget of advice: To prevent damage to your manicure, try not to use your fingernails to pick at things or pry things open and always use the end of a spoon or fork to open cans of soda or tins of food.